Amenda Quartet to perform Mozart and Beethoven at RIT

Local musicians welcome Julliard pianist Christopher Goodpasture

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The Amenda Quartet (left to right): Melissa Matson, Patricia Sunwoo, Mimi Hwang and David Brickman.

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Performing Artists Concert Series presents the Amenda Quartet, featuring guest pianist Christopher Goodpasture, who will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at RIT’s Ingle Auditorium.

The quartet was founded in Rochester in 2010 by friends who said they shared a consuming passion for the extraordinary body of music composed for two violins, a viola and a cello.

Members are David Brickman, former principal second violin with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; Patricia Sunwoo, acting RPO assistant principal violin; Melissa Matson, RPO principal viola; and cellist Mimi Hwang, a faculty member of the Eastman School of Music and Nazareth College.

They will be joined by Goodpasture, who recently earned an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and is pursuing his master’s degree at the Julliard School of Music.

They will play a string quartet version of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, a chamber work arranged by the composer.

The concert series is presented by RIT’s College of Liberal Arts Performing Arts program.

Tickets are $5 for students; $15 for faculty/staff/alumni; and $20 for general public, and available at the University Arenas Box Office (585) 475-4121, or on-line at, or at the door.